board games for preppers

Board Games for Preppers
Survive boredom with these prepper board games

Board games make excellent gifts for preppers and best of all,
you don't need to wait until doomsday to play. Survival times will
require stress release and board games can help you have a little
fun in an uncertain world to help provide a sense of normalcy.
Below are some of the usual favorites along with more unusual
board games to ensure you won't go bored when the world goes
off the grid.

Favorite board games for preppers

  • 5 Second rule: It should be easy to name 3 breeds of dogs--
    but can you do it under the pressure of 5 seconds twisting
    down, and with the other players staring at you, waiting for
    you to get flustered? Time's not on your side, so just say
    what comes to mind and risk ridiculous answers slipping as
    time twirls down on the unique twisted timer. It's all in
    good fun with the fast-paced game where you have to Just
    Spit it Out.

  • Armageddon Preppin Doomsday Readiness Game. This
    goal of this 2-4 player card game is simple, keep your family
    alive and be the lone survivors of the cataclysmic disasters!
    Each player is the head of a household trying to survive an
    onslaught of disasters. Every round you must decide how
    many of your family members will go out searching for
    supplies, and how many will stay sheltered. Family members
    who are sheltered, are safe from disasters. Those that go
    out, might not come back. Next you draw 1 card from any
    area pile of your choice for each unsheltered family member
    and place them into your hand. After you've drawn your
    cards, you take care of your upkeep by discarding 1 food
    card and 1 water card. If you can't, then you lose a family
    member to starvation or dehydration. Once each player has
    taken a turn, the last player chooses a disaster card from
    the disaster deck of their choice. The red ones are the
    worst. The disasters effect everyone at the same time. To
    survive the effects, you need to use the surplus cards you've
    collected in your hand. For example: The Oil Crisis Disaster
    card is drawn. It takes 1 shelter and 1 food away from
    everyone, or else you lose 1 family member. In my hand I
    have 2 Waters, 1 Food, a Generator and a Gas Mask. I will
    discard my food and generator to survive the disaster. After
    everyone has dealt with the disaster, the next round begins
    starting with the player to the left of the person who just
    drew the disaster. The game ends when there is only one
    player left, crowning them the most prepared.

  • Apples to Apples

  • Backgammon

  • Bananagrams

  • Battleship. Battleship is a classic war strategy game.
    Pictured right is the travel version.

  • Boggle

  • Checkers, Chinese checkers and chess

  • Clue

  • Cribbage

  • Conflicted:
    Conflicted, Deck II, pictured immediate left features brand
    new scenarios, including 20 from the best scenarios
    submitted by the prepper community. If you ever wondered
    what worries other preppers, this is for you. Featuring
    scenarios from preppers coming from all walks of life, from
    well known preppers such as SouthernPrepper1 all the way
    to Anonymous. This deck will help you explore the survival
    philosophy of you group even deeper.

  • Jenga

  • Life

  • Qwirkle. NOTE: this board game, pictured right is highly
    rated on Amazon (5-STARs by hundreds of verified

  • Monopoly: Monopoly Board Games in themes. Monopoly
    was first called  "The Landlord's Game" before Parker
    Brother's introduced this American favorite in 1935 as
    Monopoly. While playing the traditional Monopoly board
    game, is fun, try a theme game based on the same familiar
    rules. There are many to pick from, including dog-opoly and

  • Pandemic Card Game. Almost 1000 people have given this
    card game a 5-star rating! Obviously, they enjoy the game
    and learn from it too. Four diseases have broken out in the
    world and it is up to a team of specialists in various fields
    to find cures for these diseases before mankind is wiped
    out. Players must work together playing to their characters'
    strengths and planning their strategy of eradication before
    the diseases overwhelm the world with ever-increasing
    outbreaks. For example the Operation Specialist can build
    research stations which are needed to find cures for the
    diseases. The Scientist needs only 4 cards of a particular
    disease to cure it instead of the normal 5. But the diseases
    are out breaking fast and time is running out: the team
    must try to stem the tide of infection in diseased areas
    while also towards cures. A truly cooperative game where
    you all win or you all lose.

  • Pictionary

  • Qwirkle

  • Risk

  • Scrabble

  • Ticket to Ride: NOTE: this board game, pictured top right is
    highly rated on Amazon (5-STARs by hundreds of verified

  • Trivial Pursuit

  • Trouble

  • Walking Dead Board Game. In The Walking Dead Board
    game, only the strong survive! The weak turn into walkers,
    and then turn against their former friends.

    In the Walking Dead board game, you'll fight your way
    through zombie-infested Atlanta with fellow survivors. Grab
    some weapons to clear a path. Visit destinations like the
    department store, and old folk's home. Find the tools you'll
    need to live another day. Scrounge for sweet weapons like a
    Shotgun or Crossbow. Keep your eyes open for new allies,
    but watch your back. When supplies start running low, it's
    every man for himself. If you can make it back to camp with
    enough gear to defend yourself and those you still care for,
    you win!

  • Worst Case Scenario. In the Worst-Case Scenario Survival
    Game, pictured at the bottom of the page, players face
    interesting or dangerous situations. Can you fend off a
    shark? Clear a jammed copy machine? Survive a five-story
    fall into a dumpster? Land an airplane? It's up to you to get
    out of your Worst-Case scenario. Give your best answer if
    you're right move on; if you're not, your situation only gets

  • See also Worst Case Scenario Junior!

  • Yahtzee

  • Zombies Board Game: It's come to this. You're trapped in
    the middle of nowhere inside a rundown shack surrounded
    by zombies. Your cell phone doesn't get reception and the
    land lines just emit a constant busy signal. Your only hope
    for survival is to get to one of the abandoned stores so you
    can get a battery for the CB radio in the shack and a
    shotgun to help you survive the trip back. Good luck with
    that. Includes spooky gameboard, fourteen 2" tall, plastic
    game pieces, thirty-four cards and three dice.

  • Zombie playing cards. There are hundreds of games
    possible with a deck of cards, but owning a deck of Zombie
    playing cards is certainly more entertaining.

Know the rules of the game!
The only real rule is to have fun. Have at least a dozen board
games in your preps to avoid boredom. Ensure that at least a
few of them are new so that you'll have something interesting
for the kids to pass away the time. Be sure also to have games
above the age levels your kids play today. In this way, your
preps will serve them into the future. You might also use them
as gifts for birthdays.

Board games are a great thing to pickup at garage sales (just
make sure to check that all the pieces are still included in the

A word on laser tag and paint ball...
Want to head out for some family fun? Laser tag will get the
whole family more prepared in a spirited way (and it won't hurt
like paintball does). Certainly paintball would help give a more
realistic scenario, so if you've got some rough and ready teens
then go for it. The military uses a kind of paint ball for training
practice (simulation is with hard rubber balls), so why not

Happy endings..
A prepper family that plays together stays together. Keep
everyone safe at home and together. Play more games. Don't be
bored in the bunker!

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